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how many parents were able to pick up their children's things--- and what's next for parents and students./// also, metro police continue to investigate the city's 118th murder. the man they're pursuing as a prime suspect and what led to the death./// and... things warmed up a bit this weekend but the triple digit temps won't last long. the earliest we can see double digit numbers. those stories and more next on the valley's news leader./// "now, live.hi ((sharie johnson)) the mecury mayhem continues for the fourth straight day. that's where we begin tonight. i'm sharie johnson. thanks for joining us. if you remember johnson junior high school was placed on a lockdown after a mercury scare. that lockdown then turned into a hazmat situation that lasted for several hours as students, staff and faculty were screened and decontaminated.
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decontaminating parts of campus--- and screening the belongings that were left behind. our michael stevens was at the school earlier today following the e-p-a's latest statement on the investigation. michael what did we learn today? ((michael stevens)) >> sharie... the building has been off limits since wednesday... but today, some parents and their been off limits since wednesday... but today, some parents and their kids were allowed back to pick-up belongings like shoes... and backpacks left behind after mercury was detected inside. and walter johnson jr. high is busy again... busy with families picking up over 700 personal items tested by the environmental protection agency. ((jocelynn crocker // parent: they took her backpack, her lunch pale and shoes. we got a call this morning saying that everything was cleared and we can come and pick-up her stuff. )) jocelynn crocker's 12-year-old daughter alessia is among the nearly 12-hundred kids locked
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high for almost 20-hours wednesday... after 9-students and 3-teachers tested positive for levels of mercury. ((alessia moore // student: it took hours for them to test everyone. i was just scared because i didn't know what was going to happen to me at that time. )) the clark county school district says they called 226 families giving them the okay to pick-up anything left behind... so far just over 100 bags have been retrieved. ((jocelynn crocker // parent: it's just sad because it's effecting all these people and mercury is a dangerous substance. )) the district says members from the e-p-a have been working around the clock... testing clothes... classrooms and buses... a tedious process that's kept these doors closed for days. and that's okay with some families. ((jocelynn crocker // parent: what i was thinking is take all the time you need. because i want to make sure my child is good. don't rush the process. and parents are like is there anyway to rush the process? no. )) ((michael stevens)) >> sharie,
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pick-up their items can do it tomorrow from 8-till 9-at night. anyone still concerned their kids clothes were contaminated can also drop off items to be tested during the same hours. sharie? ((sharie johnson)) >> michael, and we're hearing the health district will be holding a forum tomorrow as well? ((michael stevens)) >> sharie, that's correct. c-c-s-d says someone from the health district will e answer questions. as for classes on monday... a decision has not been made if they will be canceled just yet. ((sharie johnson)) local educators are on a mission to get more students to gradute high school. and they took to the streets today... to reach out to kids and their parents who may be at risk for getting off track to recieve
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esparza/principal, valley high school: "parents are our partners so we really have to understand their dynamics and challenges and what they're going through and when they realize what communication can happen between the home and school we are seeing much success with our families coming in more being more invovled and engaged. " )) ((sharie johnson)) >> valley high school was one of several schools that participated in this years reclaim your future walk. this year valley high s after high school freshman. to get students back on track early on who may have been missing class. it's the 7th year in a row they've hosted the event. ((sharie johnson)) family, friends and the community... said their goodbyes to the first woman elected as a clark county commissioner. today a celebration of life was held for thalia dondero. she was elected back in 19-74 and served on the commission for 20 years.
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female politician... catherine cortez masto. dondero passed away last sunday. her kids say till the very end she was still working... and it's that drive her children want their mom to be remembered for: ((rob dondero // son of thalia dondero: my mom was one of those people who said, did you go out and get engaged? are you going to do something about it? because if you didn't, you can't sit back and complain -- so paving a way to get engaged and get involved was something i'm very proud that she did. )) oversaw a mccarran airport expansion and flood control projects. she was 96 years old./// ((sharie johnson)) metro police are searching for the man they say is respnsible for the cities 118th homicide. they say this man... 22 year old asa brown... shot and killed another man friday morning. investigators say brown got into an argument with another man at an apartment complex near maryland parkway and desert inn...
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description .. if you have any information... call crime stoppers./// ((sharie johnson)) weather open ((tedd florendo)) another hot day on tap with temps trending above average for the third day in a row. temperature trend shows we were up and down with our highs with hot temps a week ago, then dropping to the 90's. we bumped early as thursday as we stay above average for at least one more day before big change. ................................ ... ........ hour by hour through overnight shows warm temps by morning in the 70's. then back to heat by midday as we get close to 100 by lunchtime. expect plenty of sunshine and heat as we reach 101 by afternoon. more winds kicking in by late in the day with gusts in the evening. ................................
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wind returning tomorrow. in las vegas campaigning for his father.... republican presidential candidate donald trump. we asked donald junior about trying to win the votes of veterans: (( donald trump jr.: i think he is doing very well with veterans if you look at hte polls, we are way ahead there i think. we had 88 either active or newly retired high level military people come out for us the other day. you have a couple beauracrats who have become politicized in our military because you have a government and an administration that has changed the rules of engagement so much that generals aren't making decision in the field, lawyers )) patrick walker also asked about union voters... and of course immigration. you can watch that entire interview this sunday at 5:30 on politics now... right here on channel 8. as for the blue team--- hillary clinton is expected to be here in the valley next week. she's expected to talk about her plans to strengthen the economy./// ((sharie johnson)) and remember we are your
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keeping you updated on all the races on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((sharie johnson)) the united states and russia are counting on all sides to recommit to a nationwide cessation of hostilities. just how long before the cease-fire deal goes into effect as bombs continue to fall in syria./// "you're watching the valley's news leader...with sharie johnson, katie boer & jon
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. ((sharie johnson)) the cease-fire deal between u-s and russia is expected to take effect in just two days. officials hope the deal will slow the deadly violence in syria. as don champion reports... secretary of state john kerry describes the plan as a turning point. bombs were still falling across syria...hours after the united states and russia announced a cease-fire deal for the war torn country.
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bombing u-s backed rebels starting monday at sundown. the agreement would also allow much needed humanitarian aid to reach syrian towns like aleppo where 22-hundred people have died since july. secretary of state john kerry said the deal is a turning point. (sot john kerry, secretary of state) we're announcing an arrangement that we think has the capability of sticking but is dependent on people's choices. last week, president vladimir putin during the g-20 summit but the leaders failed to strike a deal. if the truce holds for a week, russia and the u-s will carry out coordinated air strikes against isis. the five year old conflict has taken its toll. at least half a million people have died and millions of refugees have been forced from their homes. for now, the deal allows assad to stay in power
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dallas. ((sharie johnson)) tomorrow will be a day of reflection for many... as we remember the september 11th attacks 15 years later. how one local group is honoring the victims all while raising money for homeless vets./// plus... september is suppose to mark the unofficial end to summer but here in the valley we haven't seen a clear break in above average in temperatures so far this month./// /// "now, live...this is 8
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priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. ((sharie johnson)) >> the eve of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 has special meaning for a las vegas non-profit. the organization, defending freedom hosted the 4th annual freedom ride. not your typical bike but spin local gym. they're raising money to feed homeless veterans. the non-profit enhances the lives of those that serve and have served: ((everybody feels a since of pride in america and the need to do something for 9/11 especially since it's the 15th anniversary we wanted to give back to the community as well.)) every dollar raised ensures homeless vets get meals. if you'd like to pitch in, the
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fitness on south durango. ((sharie johnson)) tomorrow morning .. 8 news now will broadcast a 9/11 special to mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks. it airs from 5:30 to 6:30 am .. which is around the time the towers were hit. we'll bring you live to ceremonies acros the country .. again - that's tomorrow from 5:30 to 6:30 a-m./// toss tedd ((( the heat spell continues for another day as temps jumped up to above average again. sunday looks to be another day with temps at triple digits before another cool down. many
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the east side as early as noon sunday. ................................ ... ...... saturday high was up to 100 again making it the third day in a row of triple-digit heat. we were 5 degrees above average and no where near the record thankfully. we've been seeing some cool morning starts and it should remain that way all week with some 60's by morning as well. .. ............................. .... ..... the heat continues over mid-atlantic still dealing with oppressive heat with dewpoints in the 70's and high humidity making the feels like temp close to 100. ................................ ... ........... sunny and dry for sunday. we have a weak system in california that is bringing some clouds around but shower chances are slim to none. could pick up a few in the mountains but the rest of this weeked it mainly stays east in arizona this time around. we are watching a big trough in the jetstream still on track to
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cooler temperatures. ................................ ... ............ here's the forecast for tonight through sunday. temps dropping to the highs 70s overnight then jumping up to 101 by sunday afternoon. expecting winds to increase to breezy with locally higher gusts by afternoon and early evening. ................................ ... ............. mount charleston cool and breezy with a high of 73 by later in the day. if you plan on hiking remember winds will increase making it difficult for those higher terrain hikes tomorrow. overnight lows drop to 52 by morning with red rock looking at high of 95. .................... ............... ............. with highs around 106 and breezy. if you plan to be on the lake keep in mind late day we'll also have some breezy winds brining choppy water to the lake for all those boater. life vests are recommended. ... ................................ ............ here's your extended forecast. big winds on monday and tuesday as well getting close to wind advisory criteria. still some breezes on wednesday as well. wednesdayoso be our olest yith d eer clear of the 100's.
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look for a program changing win ((jon tritsch)) >> unlv would shock the world with a win at mighty ucla we've got highlights and reaction from the rose bowl as unlv looks to start their own tradition and ufc 203 rocked cleve their mma debut ///
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50 all it wants..but the rebels can't flex the program progress muscles until they beat a big conference team..that opportunity arrived at the rose bowl today against ucla bruins trying to emotionally
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to texas a&m... rebels looking clean in the silver helmets.. after ucla scored the first touchdown.. the rebels answer.. lexington thomas cutting through the defense and into the endzone..7-7 bruins counter with 21 straight points..josh rosen to mossi johnson..28-7.. but less than a minute before half.. johnny stanton throws a strike to mekhi stevenson..28-14 at half.. 2nd half.. the absent unlv defense shows up.. matt lea forces the fumble..troy johnny.. the southern california kid scores on the qb draw to make it 28-21 ucla facing third and long.. kenny keys breaks up the pass..but is called for targeting..he's ejected and the bruins march on.. ucla doesn't let go of momentum and finishes off the rebels 42-21..chris maathuis tackles our recap in pasadena the best player on byu's defense
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the best player on byu's defense is former liberty high school
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recovered a fumble in the first quarter then intercepted rival utah in the second quarter... 9 minutes later picked off the utes again...that makes 11 career interceptions for #12 but then controversy takes over..nacua lights up the receiver in the third..breaking up the pass...but he is called with targeting and ejected..utah would win 20-19 canyon spri for san diego state against cal.. pumphrey over 200 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns as the aztecs and bears burn the lights out on the scoreboard..game is still in progress deep into the night ufc 203 in cleveland featured hard-nosed fighters like stipe miocic and hardly believable ones like cm punk..the wwe star's debut didn't go as scripted cm punk..37 years young..
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music was ''oh mickey you're so fine".. cm punk charges..not a good idea.. the zack efron looking charcter gives the new guy..the longest 3 minutes of his life.. first round submission..cm punk has a bruised face and beaten spirit.. mickey gall wins the main event.. hometown hero stipe miocic taking on alistair overeem..and this didn't get past the first round either.. the fire fighter and ohio native wears the belt as a ufc champion y ((jon tritsch)) thats all for sports.
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((sharie johnson)) superheroes were out in full force this morning ...
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people dressed up for the 5k at mountains edge exploration park .. to support candlelighters childhood cancer foundation of nevada. candlelighter's cause is something that really hits home for metro police captain james larochelle.. his 9 year old daughter, rosa was diagnosed with cancer... and today she got the chance to go out and see all the support from the community. the event raised more than 206- thousand dollars .. our very own morning anchor one of the co-hosts ((sharie johnson)) and fall is just around the corner .. and that means .. the harvest festival has returned to the valley. if you didn't make it today... you still have tomorrow to check it out. doors open at 10 am and it goes until 6. tickets are 9 bucks .. but you can save two dollars if you bring a can of food, baby formula, or paper products. the items will be donated to safe
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((sharie johnson)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 11. for news anytime, just go to las vegas now dot com.
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